Toulouse skipper Thierrry Dusautoir was able to lead his side to a 25-17 home win over Castres Olympique in the Top 14 that guarantees them a home tie in the first round of the Play-Offs.
Dusautoir had been suffering from a thigh strain following the win over Bourgoin the previous weekend, but was able to sail safely through the dress-rehearsal for Saturday's Heineken Cup semi-final showdown with reigning champions Leinster.
Victory was good enough to earn the Toulouse fourth place overall in the Top 14 and another game against Castres at Stade Ernest Wallon in the Play-Offs. Perpignan took top spot, with Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finalist Toulon in second place.
Toulouse were forced to hit back from a 12-6 interval deficit to claim victory. Tries from Fijian wing Vilimoni Delasau and Cedric Heymans gave the home side the lead in the second half and a third touchdown from Tongan No 8 Finau Maka clinched the points.
The directors of ERC voted unanimously at a Board meeting to postpone all decisions including the release of further instalments of ERC's distributable central revenues to the six shareholder countries until 19 February next when the Board will meet again to reconsider the issue.